Unstable uranium tailings dams in Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan pose nuclear threat to millions

Unstable uranium tailings dams in Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan pose nuclear threat to millions

Recent studies have exposed a critical risk in Kyrgyzstan, where unstable dams holding approximately 700 000 cubic meters (918 000 cubic yards) of uranium mine tailings threaten to unleash a large-scale nuclear disaster on the Fergana Valley, potentially displacing millions and rendering the region uninhabitable.

The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

A severe dust storm that started in southern Kazakhstan hit parts of Uzbekistan on the evening of November 4, 2021, growing under favorable weather conditions into the worst since the country started keeping meteorological records in 1871. The worst affected were…

Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis. Footage of the event…

Landslide triggered by heavy downpour kills 6 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Landslide triggered by heavy downpour kills 6 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

A landslide caused by heavy downpour claimed the lives of six construction workers in the capital city Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. According to the Emergency Ministry, the incident took place on a section of the Tashkent metro's…

Toxic salt storm engulfs parts of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Toxic salt storm engulfs parts of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A toxic salt storm from the Aral Sea hit western parts of Uzbekistan and northern Turkmenistan on Sunday, May 27, 2018, following a warm weather and rain. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus, forcing residents to use masks as the storm made it difficult to…

Dangerous earthquake M 5.8 struck southeastern Uzbekistan

Dangerous earthquake M 5.8 struck southeastern Uzbekistan

Shallow earthquake M 5.8 (USGS) struck southeastern Uzbekistan on May 26, 2013 at 06:18 UTC. By preliminary reports USGS is reporting depth of 19.4 km, EMSC is reporting M 6.0 and depth at 10 km. GFZ is reporting M 5.8 at depth of 15

Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

Receding Aral sea sees some recovery

The size of the Aral Sea has long hinged on the Amu Darya, which flows from the high Pamir Mountains in central Asia, across the desert, and into the southern sea. While two rivers empty into the lake—the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya—the Amu Darya is the largest and

M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed. SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).0…

M6.2 earthquake strike near Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan border

M6.2 earthquake strike near Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan border

According to the USGS, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan at 19:35 UTC with the epicenter 42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan. The agency reported a depth of 9.2 km. GFZ reports a depth of 27 km, which is a lot less dangerous than the 10 km…